Tag Archives: Global Responsibility

Briefing sheet global responsibility

Governing natural resources for a sustainable and just world Natural resources, an intrinsic component of almost every aspect of life, are increasingly becoming the subject of global tension. The question of access and consumption of raw materials is a pressing global concern due to environmental and socio-economic impacts in the context of an increasingly resource-constrained [...]

Rio+20: The future we want and need!

20 years after the first Earth Summit, thousands of participants will come together again to call for a strong push and concrete measures towards achieving a sustainable future. The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro marked a global commitment to link development and environmental issues together. Ten years [...]

Rio+20: First world atlas on resource use presented in Vienna

The first complete world atlas for resource use will be presented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at the Rio+20 Summit in the context UNIDO’s activities under the “Green Industry” Programme. The atlas was produced by researchers from the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) in cooperation with the German geographer Monika Dittrich.
For [...]

SERI background paper published: “Resource use and resource efficiency in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States”

SERI’s background paper on “Resource use and resource efficiency in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States” has just been published. It was presented at the UNIDO Europe and NIS Round Table on the theme Promoting innovative industries and technologies for a sustainable future in the Europe and NIS region, held on 30 [...]

Vacancy in the working group “Sustainable resource use & global responsibility”

For our team of the working group “Sustainable resource use & global responsibility” we are looking from the beginning of March for a 1-year temporary replacement (maternity leave) – with possibility for a later permanent employment – for a 30h-position as Junior Researcher for the collaboration in national and international research projects regarding the sustainable use of natural resources.

New tool launched to help EU policies go beyond resource efficiency

The One Planet Economy Network EU project (OPEN:EU [...]) has just launched a unique new tool for mapping ecological carbon and water footprint data across all the 27 EU member states.
Over the past 2 years the project, in which SERI was one of 8 partners, has carried out evidence gathering, software tool design

Europe’s global land demand – A study on the actual land embodied in European imports and exports of agricultural and forestry products

Lugschitz, B., Bruckner, M., Giljum, S. (2011)
As fertile land areas to produce agricultural and forestry products are only available in a limited amount on our planet it is very important to use this resource thoughtfully. A number of conflicts are coupled with the global land use. In developing countries conflicts arise on the issue [...]

Energy Globe Vienna 2011 – SERI is one of the prize winners

On 17 October 2011, the award ceremony of the Energy Globe [...] Vienna 2011 took place. This award honours projects that conserve and protect our resources or that employ renewable energy.
SERI was nominated for the SERI set of indicators, which covers the categories of materials, water, land area, and GHG emissions. It allows a comprehensive

A life in abundance at the cost of evermore agricultural land outside Europe

As fertile land areas to produce agricultural and forestry products are only available in a limited amount on our planet it is very important to use this resource thoughtfully. A number of conflicts are coupled with the global land use. In developing countries conflicts arise on the issue whether arable land should be used for [...]

(Deutsch) WAS VERTRÄGT UNSERE ERDE NOCH? – Wege in die Nachhaltigkeit

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch [...].

 

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